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The Rosetta Project is a global collaboration of language specialists and native speakers working to build a publicly accessible digital library of material on the nearly 7,000 known human languages. The collection currently contains nearly 100,000 pages of material documenting over 2,500 languages, as well as a growing multimedia collection of modern and historical language recordings.

The Rosetta Project is one exploration of The Long Now Foundationâs 10,000 Year Library. The Rosetta Disk, a very long-term backup of the collection, is a hand-sized nickel disk microscopically etched with thousands of pages from the collection and readable with 600 power optical magnification. The writing on the disk can last and be legible for thousands of years.

Texts in the Rosetta Project Collection

Audio in the Rosetta Project Collection

The Rosetta Project website has more information on the Rosetta Digital collection and Rosetta Disk

The Long Now Foundation website has more information on the 10,000 Year Library

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Rosetta Project Record-a-thon
Topics: Icelandic, native speaker, reading, isl
Community Video
by Morris, Carla Dee
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This a short video presented in American Sign Language by Carla Morris to introduce herself and the blog entry it will accompany. Carla is a summer intern with the Rosetta Project for the summer of 2010. She is currently a graduate student with the Linguistics department at Gallaudet University, Washington, DC.
Topics: ase, American Sign Language - video text
Rosetta Project Record-a-thon
by Kira Liina Inglis
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Giving a definition of the word "sisu": there is no translation for it in other languages. Sisu is a big part of Finnish culture and identity.
Topic: finnish
Rosetta Project Record-a-thon
by icek mozes
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Icek tells a story based on a Yiddish joke.
Topics: yiddish, yidish, story, joke, icek mozes, humor, varshe, balegole
Rosetta Project Record-a-thon
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Jørund Gundersen speaking from Oslo Norway in his native Bergen Dialect
Topics: Norway, Bergen, Norwegian
Rosetta Project Record-a-thon
by ahuva jolish
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Ahuva tells some of her life story in Yiddish.
Topics: yiddish, yidish, story, life story, ahuvu jolish, biographical
Rosetta Project Record-a-thon
by jordan brown
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In this video, I read part of the first chapter from Leonard Wolf's Yiddish translation of Winnie-the-Pooh (by A.A. Milne). This video is one of four videos comprising the entire first chapter and dedication.
Topic: yiddish
Rosetta Project Record-a-thon
by Karl Aspelund
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Icelandic poem "Gunnarsholmi" by Jonas Hallgrimsson (1807-1845)
Topics: Icelandic, poetry, gunnarsholmi, jonas hallgrimsson, isl, native speaker, fluent speaker
Rosetta Project Record-a-thon
by oscar berland
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Oscar reads a poem that his father used to read to him as a child (from Yosl Kotler's "Muntergang"), and sings a song that his mother used to sing.
Topics: yiddish, yidish, oscar berland, poem, poetry, yosl kotler, yosel cutler, muntergang, song, music,...
Rosetta Project Record-a-thon
by karin wiecha
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Parshuram is talking about Shivaji Maharaj, an important figure in Indian, especially Maharashtran, history. 
Topics: Marathi, India, mar
Rosetta Project Record-a-thon
by Kira Liina Inglis
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Explaining when the Danish were trying to convert the Finns to Christianity. It was very difficult...
Topic: finnish
Rosetta Project Record-a-thon
by Nicole Engelman
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Nicole speaking in French
Topic: french
Rosetta Project Record-a-thon
by henry sattler
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A narrative describing experiences of the narrator as a prisoner from Poland in the Auschwitz concentration camp doing road repairs, sharing morsels of food, and exchanging secret notes with another prisoner across barbed wire, and his success after his liberation in making contact again with the other prisoner and corresponding with her before his emigration to the U.S. and their loss of contact.
Topics: yiddish, yidish, henry sattler, concentration camp, shoah, holocaust, Auschwitz, World War II,...
Rosetta Project Record-a-thon
by Kira Liina Inglis
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Talking about the sauna in Finnish.
Topic: finnish
Rosetta Project Record-a-thon
by lili ackle
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anita suter from st.gallen, switzerland, talking about her experience in the US and her relation to languages, speaking swiss german, "ostschweizer" dialect
Topics: swiss german, switzerland, german, st.gallen, ostschweiz
Rosetta Project Record-a-thon
by Kira Liina Inglis
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Talking about how I envision words as physical objects.
Topic: finnish
Rosetta Project Record-a-thon
by bashe kuperstein
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Bashe talks about her family history and recites several Yiddish proverbs.
Topics: yiddish, yidish, galicia, poland, world war two, shoah, proverbs, shprikhverter, bashe kuperstein
Rosetta Project Record-a-thon
by gerry tenney
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Gerry discusses Yiddish music and sings a few songs, including a Yiddish rendition of A Hard Day's Night.
Topics: yiddish, yidish, songs, music, beatles, a hard day's night
Rosetta Project Record-a-thon
by Kira Liina Inglis
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Finnish folk song.
Topic: finnish
Rosetta Project Record-a-thon
by Karl Aspelund
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A brief chat in Icelandic about coffee
Topics: icelandic, coffee
Rosetta Project Record-a-thon
by evelyn rasky
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Evelyn is interviewed by her daughter, Susan, about her childhood and family history.
Topics: yiddish, yidish, evelyn rasky, susan rasky, childhood, family history
Rosetta Project Record-a-thon
by karin wiecha
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I'm narrating two worldless books.
Topics: German, High German, wordless book, story, narration, deu
Rosetta Project Record-a-thon
by yiddish record-a-thon participants
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Part 2 of the group discussion, "Why do we still speak Yiddish?" Record-a-thon participants discuss their personal histories with the language, and how it relates to their lives now.
Topics: yiddish, yidish, language, discussion, conversation, why do we still speak yiddish
Rosetta Project Record-a-thon
by yiddish record-a-thon participants
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Part 1 of the group discussion, "Why do we still speak Yiddish?" Record-a-thon participants discuss their personal histories with the language, and how it relates to their lives now.
Topics: yiddish, yidish, language, discussion, conversation, why do we still speak yiddish
Rosetta Project Record-a-thon
by steve nobles
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Reading of Arabic: conversational, proverbs, and songs
Topic: arabic
Rosetta Project Record-a-thon
by Duncan MacKinnon
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German Swadesh list.
Topic: german
Rosetta Project Record-a-thon
by Chihota
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My story; living in San Francisco.
Topic: swahili
Rosetta Project Record-a-thon
by joseph luft
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A story and songs in Yiddish by Joseph Luft, with Rosie Kaplan occasionally singing out of frame.
Topics: yiddish, yidish, songs, story, life story, joseph luft
Rosetta Project Record-a-thon
by Christian
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Talking about food of the Netherlands
Topics: dutch, food, stories
Rosetta Project Record-a-thon
by Chihota
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Shona, a native Zimbabwean language.
Topic: shona
Rosetta Project Record-a-thon
by evelyn rasky, evie groch
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Evelyn converses with Evie Groch about her childhood and family history.
Topics: yiddish, yidish, evelyn rasky, evie groch, childhood, family history
Rosetta Project Record-a-thon
by yiddish record-a-thon participants
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Record-a-thon participants sing Yiddish folks, with Gerry Tenney on guitar. This is part 1 of a two-part recording. Part 2 is available at http://archive.org/details/jewishdiasporarecordathon_gantse.grupe_005
Topics: yiddish, yidish, songs, music, folk songs, chorus
Rosetta Project Record-a-thon
by Jonathan Pool, Susan Colowick
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Susan asks Jonathan to name various things, and he answers.
Topics: esperanto, noun, name, thing
Rosetta Project Record-a-thon
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moment from the book Signs Near the Road by Ivo Andric. http://nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/literature/laureates/1961/andric-bio.html interpretation: Serbian language all the nations who live in balkan can relate and read in original ivo andric books
Topics: freedom, expats, Balkan, ivo andric, world
Rosetta Project Record-a-thon
by Sandy Thacker
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Sandy and trio have a little talk in Esperanto about some of their travels, using Esperanto, around the world.
Topics: Esperanto, International Language, travel, conversation, travelogue, epo, non-native speaker,...
Rosetta Project Record-a-thon
by karin wiecha
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Stefania and Barbara, both from Milan, are talking about their home country Italy.
Topics: Italian, ita
Rosetta Project Record-a-thon
by Simon Vidanovic
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Life in Serbia vs US part 2
Topics: serbian, lifestyle
Rosetta Project Record-a-thon
by gundega nigale
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Gundega, Ruta, Arturs having a conversation about Latvian clothing, living in Latvia and living in the USA.
Topics: latvian, conversation
Rosetta Project Record-a-thon
by rosie kaplan, evie groch
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Rosie Kaplan and Evie Groch talking in Yiddish about how they made chicken soup.
Topics: yiddish, yidish, recipes, chicken soup, food words, story, evie groch, rosie kaplan
Rosetta Project Record-a-thon
by yiddish record-a-thon participants
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Record-a-thon participants sing Yiddish folks, with Gerry Tenney on guitar. This is part 2 of a two-part recording. Part 1 is available at http://archive.org/details/jewishdiasporarecordathon_gantse.grupe_004
Topics: yiddish, yidish, songs, music, folk songs, chorus
Rosetta Project Record-a-thon
by taira, anda, laimonis
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Taira, Anda, and Laimonis discuss Latvian theater, clothing, and the Ventspils dialect (of which Anda gives several examples). See recap, in English, at the following URL: archive.org/details/latvianrecordathon_taira_anda_laimonis_002
Topics: latvian, latvia, theater, art, performance, clothing, costume, dress, ventspils, dialects
Rosetta Project Record-a-thon
by Jim Lutz
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Mixteco Bajo
Topics: Mixteco Bajo, Numbers
Rosetta Project Record-a-thon
by gundega nigale
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Gundega, Ruta, Arturs discussing Ruta's Latvian outfit and the history of Latvia and living in the USA and Latvia.
Topics: latvian, conversation
Rosetta Project Record-a-thon
by Christian
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Lost frog story told in Dutch
Topics: dutch, kids, story
Rosetta Project Record-a-thon
audio
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moment from the book Signs Near the Road by Ivo Andric. http://nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/literature/laureates/1961/andric-bio.html interpretation: Serbian language all the nations who live in balkan can relate and read in original ivo andric books
Topic: Serbian, Balkan, world
Rosetta Project Record-a-thon
by rosie kaplan
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A story in Yiddish by Rosie Kaplan about her family.
Topics: yiddish, yidish, my family, story, biographical, rosie kaplan
Rosetta Project Record-a-thon
by mara linde, roberts ozolds
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Mara describes what she would do with five days in Latvia.
Topics: latvian, latvia, visit, vacation, activities
Rosetta Project Record-a-thon
by evie groch, rosie kaplan
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Evie and Rosie introduce themselves and the Record-a-thon to the other participants.
Topics: yiddish, yidish, introduction, record-a-thon, evie groch, rosie kaplan
Rosetta Project Record-a-thon
by Candra Neff
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Candra Neff speaks from the Tuolumne Me-Wuk Phrasebook One in the Central Sierra Miwok language.
Topics: central sierra miwok, csm, me-wuk, miwok, phrasebook, phrases
Rosetta Project Record-a-thon
by brigita silina, ruta bruninsh, gundega nigale
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A candid conversation in Latvian from Brigita, Ruta, and Gundega.
Topics: latvian, latvia, conversation, chat
Rosetta Project Record-a-thon
by Kira Liina Inglis
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A lullaby in Finnish.
Topic: finnish
Rosetta Project Record-a-thon
by Kira Liina Inglis
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Finnish folk song.
Topic: finnish
Rosetta Project Record-a-thon
by una, meldra
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Una, Meldra, and their daughters talk in Latvian about the Latvian alphabet, and demo a related iPad app.
Topics: latvian, latvia, alphabet, spelling, sounds, letters, language, basics, ipad, application
Rosetta Project Record-a-thon
by trio@Esperanto.org
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(I look terrible, nevertheless...) I speak in Esperanto, The International Language, for less than 3 minutes, showing the covers and a sample page from 6 books for children in Esperanto.
Topics: Esperanto, International Language, children's books, tired
Rosetta Project Record-a-thon
by northern california latvian association
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Members of the Northern California Latvian Association present a gift to Roberts Ozolds and recite several dainas (Latvian folk poems). See the following URL for an explanation of the dainas in English: archive.org/details/latvianrecordathon_northern.california.latvian.association_002
Topics: latvian, latvia, dainas, folk poems, folklore
Rosetta Project Record-a-thon
by linda, armand
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Linda and Armand name Latvian terms for body parts.
Topics: latvian, latvia, body parts, vocabulary
Rosetta Project Record-a-thon
by linda, amanda
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Linda recites some Latvian nursery rhymes with her daughter Amanda.
Topics: latvian, latvia, nursery rhyme, children's story, children's game
Rosetta Project Record-a-thon
by northern california latvian association
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Members of the Northern California Latvian Association explain briefly, in English, the meaning and significance of their dainas (Latvian folk poems). See the following URL for the original recording of the dainas in Latvian: archive.org/details/latvianrecordathon_northern.california.latvian.association_001
Topics: latvian, latvia, dainas, folk poems, folklore, explanation, translation
Rosetta Project Record-a-thon
by evie groch
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A story in Yiddish from Evie Groch about her beginnings.
Topics: yiddish, yidish, my beginnings, story, biographical, evie groch
Rosetta Project Record-a-thon
by Peter Stern
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Description of the Japan 2011 earthquake.
Topics: Japanese, japan earthquake 2011
Rosetta Project Record-a-thon
by jim
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jim telling a story in greek
Topics: greek, story, ell, fluent speaker, reading
Rosetta Project Record-a-thon
by karin wiecha
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Gustavo sings a Honduran folk song. It is a love song about a girl with dark skin.
Topics: Spanish, Honduran Spanish, Honduras, folk song, love song, spa
Rosetta Project Record-a-thon
by Elisa Stern
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Work in Japan
Topics: Japanese, lawyer, career, IP
Rosetta Project Record-a-thon
by marta, brigita silina, arturs
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Marta, Brigita, and Arturs (the cameraman) converse in Latvian.
Topics: latvian, latvia, conversation
Rosetta Project Record-a-thon
by lauren burkhart
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Talking in English about chatspeak and emoticons.
Topics: english, chatspeak, emoticons, acronyms, eng
Rosetta Project Record-a-thon
by northern california latvian association
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Members of the Northern California Latvian Association sing a song in Latvian.
Topics: latvian, latvia, song
Rosetta Project Record-a-thon
by edgar, armand
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Edgar and son Armand sing a Latvian song.
Topics: latvian, latvia, song
Rosetta Project Record-a-thon
by Kara Wilber
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Hawaiian proverbs, colors, disc drives
Topics: Hawaiian, colors, proverbs, phrases
Rosetta Project Record-a-thon
by amanda fikaris
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a conversation in swedish by two siblings. discussing their day, and their dislike of the sound of swedish.
Topic: swedish
Rosetta Project Record-a-thon
by Kira Liina Inglis
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A joke in Finnish, with the punchline.
Topic: finnish
Rosetta Project Record-a-thon
by Simon Vidanovic
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Kids Story about missing frog
Topics: serbian, book, kids, story
Rosetta Project Record-a-thon
by Duncan MacKinnon
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Talking about the Record-a-thon in English.
Topic: english
Rosetta Project Record-a-thon
by yiddish record-a-thon participants
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Part 3 of the group discussion, "Why do we still speak Yiddish?" Record-a-thon participants discuss their personal histories with the language, and how it relates to their lives now.
Topics: yiddish, yidish, language, discussion, conversation, why do we still speak yiddish
Rosetta Project Record-a-thon
by taira, anda, laimonis
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Taira, Anda, and Laimonis give a brief recap, in English, of their conversation about Latvian theater, clothing, and the Ventspils dialect. See original recording, in Latvian, at the following URL: archive.org/details/latvianrecordathon_taira_anda_laimonis_001
Topics: latvian, latvia, theater, art, performance, clothing, costume, dress, ventspils, dialects
Rosetta Project Record-a-thon
by jordan brown
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Some brief, non-fluent Sinhala.
Topics: sinhala, sin, non-native speaker, language learner, reading